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#1 GeoffK

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:10

Does anyone remember when m/c racing returned to Silverstone in the early '70's, I think it was 1971, it combined with a cycling competition?

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#2 Alfie

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:18

Does anyone remember when m/c racing returned to Silverstone in the early '70's, I think it was 1971, it combined with a cycling competition?


You have SUNBAC running split meetings in the late 60s, together with BMCRC running pure bike meetings twice a year. I have the programmes if you need more info.

I also have a programme from June 26th 1971. The meeting was organised by the MCC.

Ten events in all, four half-hour time trials followed by six 10 lap scratch races, including one time trial and two races for four wheelers.

Did you have a specific thought behind the question?

Edited by Alfie, 04 May 2013 - 10:34.


#3 Russell Burrows

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:51

Does anyone remember when m/c racing returned to Silverstone in the early '70's, I think it was 1971, it combined with a cycling competition?

I recall that '71 meeting fairly well. I think we watched from Club corner. I can particularly recall a race long dice between Croxford on Seeley's G50 and Marsovsky on, I think, the Linto (got the programme somewhere) but can't for the life of me recall the result. Hailwood was there too on, I think, a Yamsel - not sure that he did too well though. I can remember the great man being parked alongside us in the traffic jam trying to get into the place and my Aussie mates not recognising him at all.

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#4 SgtPepperoni

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 15:14

The event finally became the British GP in 1977. and I was lucky enough to be there. :up:

#5 BobGun

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:35

It was certainly 1971. Kid brother and I were perched in the Woodcote grandstand. I seem to recall the F750 boys left the lap record at 104.95mph, compared with which the bicycle crew performed creditably to chalk up - what? 27mph? And was it 1971 when Ducati's glass-sided transporter graced us with its presence? I remember 1972 better, though, thanks to Jarno Saarinen.